Dialogues on the Experience of War

Division of Education Programs

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Expected output

Community Partnerships;
Discussion Groups;
Facilitator Training

Period of performance

Twelve- to twenty-four months

Application available

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Application due

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ALERT: CAGE is currently experiencing a high volume of registrations, and is processing them in the order in which they are received. NEH encourages applicants registering with SAM.gov to allow additional time for processing.

The National Endowment for the Humanities offers the Dialogues on the Experience of War (Dialogues) program as part of its current initiative, Standing Together: The Humanities and the Experience of War. The program supports the study and discussion of important humanities sources about war, in the belief that these sources can help U.S. military veterans and others think more deeply about the issues raised by war and military service. Dialogues is primarily designed to reach military veterans; however, men and women in active service, military families, and interested members of the public may also participate.

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Begin by reading the Notice of Funding Opportunity below to ensure you understand the expectations and restrictions for projects delivered under this grant and are prepared to write the most effective application.

Download Application Materials

Dialogues on the Experience of War Notice of Funding Opportunity 2019 (PDF)

Grants.gov application package

Budget Resources

Sample Budget, 2019 (XLS)

Budget Form, 2019 (XLS)

Program Resources

Dialogues on the Experience of War Frequently Asked Questions, 2019 (DOC)

Form for Submitting a Preliminary Sketch of a Dialogues on the Experience of War Proposal (DOC)

List of recent grants in this program

DUNS Number Requirement 

Sample Application Narratives

Historical Society of Pennsylvania, The Art of Re-Integration: Veterans and the Silences of War (PDF)

Medical College of Wisconsin, The Warrior's Path: Moral Injury, War, and Reclaiming the Soul (PDF)

Valencia College, Expanding the Conversation: Catharsis Across Campuses (PDF)

Maine Humanities Council, Hard Journeys Home: A Book Group for Justice-Involved Veterans (PDF)

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